Kickoff meeting for Law Review...
 Law student interns with legis...
 ABA president Barnett advises December...
 BLSA alumni reunion weekend March...
 Inside the Law School
 International Cour seminar
 Legal Information Center welcomes...
 College of Law calendar


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Table of Contents
    Kickoff meeting for Law Review writing competition
        Page 1
    Law student interns with legislature
        Page 2
    ABA president Barnett advises December law grads
        Page 3
    BLSA alumni reunion weekend March 22-25
        Page 4
    Inside the Law School
        Page 5
    International Cour seminar
        Page 6
    Legal Information Center welcomes students, will offer database review
        Page 7
    College of Law calendar
        Page 8
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Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 14 Jan. 16, 2001

Inside: Kickoff meeting for Law ,S
* ABA president advises Review writing competition
law grads (pg. 3) Florida Law Review will soon conduct
* Miami Alumni- its semi-annual open writing competition W elcome to our entering spring
Student Networking for third-semester students with a first semester students. We are pleased you
Luncheon yields job year G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher who have have chosen the Levin College of Law to
tips (pg. 4) successfully completed Legal Writing & begin your career. As I conveyed to
t Ipsnf(por : Research and Appellate Advocacy. The many of you earlier, there are six key
SInformation: Get it,meeting is Wednesday (Jan. 1 points you should keep in mind:
kickoff meeting is Wednesday (Jan. 17) 1. Ask Students often hesitate to ask
share it (pg. 6) 6:30 pm., 190C Holland Hall. 1. Ask Students often hesitate to ask
SSummerbroad p 190CHolland Hal for help, but that's why our faculty
and staff are here. Student Services is a good place to
Programs (pg. 7) Apply now for fellowships begin. Ifthey can't answer your question, they will
Information and applications for CGR steer you toward someone who can.
Public Service Law Fellowships for 2001- 2. Leam from others. You are one ofmany smart and
n pae 6) talented students in your class. Take advantage of the
(Continued on page 6) diversity ofperspectives and experience available.
3. Find a mentor. Ask a professor or older student for
4. Focus. Find something about which you care deeply.
Ifyou want to change the world, start focusing on
5. Make this time count. You will lean more here in a
shorter period than at any other time in your life.
Don't waste this great opportunity.
6. Understand this is your first day in the legal
profession. These are your peers and colleagues
forever. Your conduct now is the beginning of your
professional reputation.
We all were "new" here once, and I am encouraging our
more established students as well as our faculty and staff
to remember how difficult it can be to establish a sense
of community in a new place.
As our own Professor Robert Moffat has been quoted
Law leaders address entering class nationally, "Civility is an important indicatorof the health
Florida Bar President Herman Russomanno (left) spoke to more of a society." Extend your hand in friendship to those unfa-
miliar to you. Be the first to smile, the first to help. Our
than 200 members of te Levin College of Law spring entering community grows richer with each new relationship, and the
class Jan. 8, as part of the "Introduction to the Profession" orienta- study of the law benefits from new insights and viewpoints.
tion session. Others speaking to the standing-room-only crowd As Dean, I am interested in your input and in leaming
were former American Bar Association president, UF alumnus and how we can make your time here more productive. I encour-
Tampa attomey Wm. Reece Smith '49; Interim Dean Jon Mills, age you to share your insights by attending regularly sched-
National Bar Association President Evett Simmons, and Florida uled "Brown Bag with the Dean" luncheons, or by speaking
Board of Bar Examiners Executive Director Kathryn Ressel. The with any or all of our Associate Deans.
session was sponsored by Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. Jon L. Mills, Interim Dean




Law student Working for you... time with a designated Career Counselor.
If you have already met either individually
interns with "We in Student Affairs extend a warm welcome or in an ooal a g ith a cun
or in an optional small group with a counselor,
L to our entering students. You will be part of the i a
LegisI at ure to o enterng sudens. You will be then it is not necessary to attend the appointment;
S However, you will need to call us and let us know
for the next three years, and
She next thee yeas and that you will not be attending your appointment.
we are delighted to have you
-we are delig d to he u For all others we'll see you later this month.
with us. We look forward to
working with you as you Mandatory externship meeting
negotiate your way along the
student-lawyer path, learning Do you know what an extemship is and how
not only the book knowl- you can benefit from it? If you are participating in
Sedge, but also the values of an externship for summer 2001, then you must
ei a profesonal attoe. attend the mandatory meeting Friday, Feb. 2, 12:45
being a professional attomey.
Use us as much as you can, p.m., Bailey Courtroom. Those who are only inter-
an remember to proiested in finding out more about extemships also
and remember to provide
feedback to help us serve are welcome.
James McDonald, right, you better. We look forward to hearing from you. Ex g ews for I. s s
t Associate Dean for Students Gail Sasnett Exciting news for I.C.A.N. users
Sasnett and Assistant Career Services has improved the I.C.A.N.
Student Affairs Office. Career Services system, and changes will be implemented this
term. All students (previous users of I.C.A.N. as
Law student James Annual Pro Bono Symposium well as new users) wishing to use the system
McDonald will be one The Eighth Annual Pro Bono Symposium will MUST attend one of the two remaining NEW
of four students to repre- be held Friday, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m. in the Bailey orentation sessions:
Wednesday (Jan. 17), 3 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
sent UF as intems with Courtroom, with a reception immediately follow- Thursday (Jan. 18), 12:40 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
the 2001 Florida ing. If you are currently participating in the UF
Legislature. The Pro Bono Project, or would like to participate, Florida Bar fellowships
Legislative Inteship please plan to attend. Our pro bono employers will The Florida Bar Foundation "2001 Legal
Program is designed to be on hand to tell you about exciting opportunities Services Summer Fellowship Program" offers full-
allow exceptional UF with their organizations. As a volunteer, you will time fellowships for 1Ls and 2Ls. Applications
students to participate in work on projects for non-profit organizations, the must be postmarked by Feb. 12, 2001. For an
state government at the courts, government agencies and individual attor-
highest levels. neys doing unpaid legal work. You will gain practi- Assistant Dean, Career Services.
McDonald, a third- cal experience while providing a much-needed
year student originally service to our community. NAPIL Fellowship Guide available
from Mississippi, will The National Association for Public Interest
work with state Rep. UF Pro Bono Project Law (NAPIL)'s Fellowship Opportunity Guide is
Ed Jennings Jr. (D- Interested in participating in the UF Pro Bono available in Career Services. A NAPIL Equal
Gainesville). McDonald Project? Sign up for a small group meeting in the Justice Fellowship is a two-year fellowship that
has been involved with Center for Career Services. For more information: begins Sept. 1- 30, 2001, and ends Aug. 2003.
the National Black Law Kathy Urbach, Assistant Dean, Center for Career Deadlines vary, but one of the earliest is Jan. 26,
Students Association Services, 392.0499. 2001. For details, see Kathy Urbach, Assistant
and trial advocacy Dean, Career Services.
competitions. Mandatory appointments for
Students receive UF second-semester students Walk-In Resume Review
internship credit, and All second-semester students (those who started Need some help with your resume? Career
will travel to Tallahassee in Fall 2000), please check your library folders for Services will host a "Walk-In Resume Review"
prior to and during the an important letter from Career Services. The letter Friday (Jan. 19), 9 a.m.-lp.m.
2001 legislative session. contains your mandatory appointment date and




Grads' profile
ABA president Barnett advises December law grads Of the 148 (144 J.D. and
By Christine Williams four LL.M.) members of the
law school's December 2000
In her address to the law school's December graduating class, there were:
2000 graduating class, American Bar Association White males 58
Asian 5
President and UF graduate Martha W. Bamett Black 1
offered eight things she has leamed about being a Hispanic 10
lawyer: White females 51
1. That oath you soon will take means some- Asian 6
thing. Never forget that you are an officer of Black 6
the court. As a lawyer, you are an integral part Hispanic 6
of the judicial branch of government. You will Otr
be evaluated by your performance, by your
energy, by your reputation for intellectual Dec. grads
honesty and professional integrity. Landis V. Curry HI,
2. Invest wisely. I am not referrng to the stock ABA President Martha Barnett (second from right) President,
market; you will get plenty of unsolicited listens intently to Professor Joseph Little (right) and Environmental and
advice there. I am taflng about people: invest Legal Information Center Director Betty Taylor Land Use Law Socie
in your family and your ftiends. The law is a prior to the Levin College of Law graduation cere- Elaine P. Ho,
demanding profession, not a particularly mony Dec. 16. Of the 148 graduates, 144 received President, Trial Team
family-friendly one. Perhaps your generation their J.D. and four their L.L.M. in Taxation degrees. Russell Koonin,
e Editor-In-Chief,
will figure out how o balance your personal values and time-honored principles that have Florida Law Review
and professional lives. For me, I have leaned always distinguished lawyers: Michael David
that indeed you can have it all just not all Values, such as service, not just to our McCoy, President,
at the same time. clients, but to the public. Law School Democrats
3. Make it your goal to do good. Ifyou do, you Principles, such as the independence of the Walter Chet Little,
will do well. The converse is not necessaily lawyer and more important, the independ- Editor-In-Chief,
true. A distillation of all the wisdom of ence of the judiciary. Journal ofLaw and
human history and a fundamental tenant of all 7. Take risks. I've leamed the worst thing that Public Policy
religions is that to get, you must first give. can happen is that you will lose. "The greatest Y. Marshall Minami,
Pro bono work, especially when coupled with danger for most of us is not that our aim is President, Asian and
Pacific American Law
good paying clients, is an important way to too high and we miss it, but that it is too low StudentsAssociation
do good and do well at the same time. and we reach it." Approach life as though you Ashley B. Moody
4. "No" is a perfectly good word. Get comfort- cannot fail. That attitude alone will make a President, Florida Blue
able with the sound and feel of it. You will difference in what you do and how good Key
have to use it, not just to balance your person- and, indeed, how well you do. Jose Antonio Negroni,
al life, but also to fulfill your professional 8. Learn to question before you act. I have President, Spanish
obligations to the courts and to your clients. A learned to ask myself two questions before I American Law
great lawyer once said, "about half of the fmally take action. The first is, "Do I want to Students Association
practice of a decent lawyer consists of telling see this on the front page of The Tampa Veronica Tucci,
clients they are damn fools and should stop." Tribune or any other media?" The second Editor-In-Chief,
5. The Internet really has changed every- question is harder. "What would I do if I was Journal of Technology
thing. Change is hard, even scary, particularly not afraid?" Law and Policy
for a profession as steeped in tradition and Bamett also shared personal and career stories Tyson James Waters,
President, Association
stare decisis as ours. But, it is inevitable and about many of the lessons, including: the value of for Public Interest Law
it can be very good, especially ifwe "seize pro bono work and taking pride in the legal profes-
Timothy D.
the future" before it overcomes us. sion, focusing outward and on "what does it mean President,
6. Independence. As we focus attention on to be a lawyer," the values and principles taught by Criminal Law
these paradigm shifts, our challenge is to the presidential election, respect for the judicial Association; President,
remember and to preserve the old process and personal dignity. Federal Bar



BLSA Alumni *
Weekend Alumni-Student Networking Luncheon yields job tips
March 22-25 By Denise Stobbie
BLSA's 12th Annual
Alumni Reunion Over the holidays, the law school's Career relevant experience before graduation
Weekend and 30th Services Center and Office of Development and through such opportunities as intemships, clerk-
Anniversary will be held Alumni Affairs hosted a networking luncheon that ships, volunteer positions and employment;
March 22-25. The theme brought together about 80 practitioners and students Be flexible in your search and willing to spend
will be "Building a who want to practice in South Florida. The event in time working in a low-paying or unpaid posi-
Legacy of Jurisprudence Downtown Miami is one of many outreach events tion to gain more experience;
for the 21st Century," held around the state and nation each year. Get involved in the law school and local
and the event will Speakers included sole practitioner Peter community to establish important contacts
include: MacNamara, who serves on the law school's Board and relationships, as well as build your
* Scholarship Golf of Trustees and is a past president of the Alumni professional reputation and develop
Tournament Council; Carlos Sires, who practices with fulfilling interests;
* Wine and Cheese Kirkpatrick & Lockhart; Randy Berg, executive S y r o
Rpppnt.n and S.int Be persistent. Send your resume often to let
Reception and Silent director of the Florida Justice Institute; Yolanda you s ,
Auction employers know you're still interested, and
Jackson, a lawyer/lobbyist with Becker & 1
* Roundtable discussion a lawyer/lobbyist with Becker & don't be shy about calling them back;
* Roundtable discussion Poliakoff; Misty Taylor, an associate with George,t be sh about ca them back
featuring alumni and Flr and me er of the c- Work hard. Your reputation is a key factor in
student paneists Hartz, Lundeen & Fulmer and member of the col-
. Virgil Hawkins Award lege's Alumni Council; and also absentee comments your success;
Gala from Bob Kirk, general counsel of Carnival Cruise Strive to match your talents and interests
* Distinguished Alumni Lines. with employment opportunities;
Award "We appreciate the many students who attended In interviews, stress things that distinguish
* Hazel Land Black this event during their break," said Career Services you from other students and graduates;
Female Law Student of Assistant Dean Kathy Urbach. "Networking with Find and use mentors while in law school and
Year Award alumni and other practitioners is an important com1 once employed, including the Alumni-Student
* W. George Allen Black ponent in students' employment searches, and really Mentoring Program coordinated by Career
Male Law Student of helps them Services.
Year Award
Y Dean Rahim Reed explore poten-
Faculty Member of tial areas of
Year Award employment."
* 30th Anniversary Among
Commemorative speakers' tips
Booklet (including for students
history of minorities seeking
at the law school and employment:
alumni profiles) Obtain legal
* 6 CLE sessions and other
For registration or
information: Rhonda 2
Chung-de Cambre Photo 1: Alumni Carlos Sires, left, and Peter
(decambre@ufl.edu), MacNamara shared insight and advice with students
Monica J. Williams seeking employment in South Florida. MacNamara
(jerelle@ufl.edu), Dexter coordinated the event to bring together UF law students
Smith (rais1969@ and practitioners.
msn.com), or BLSA Photo 2: Alumni Council member Misty Taylor, right,
(grove. ufl. edu/-blsa, shared her experiences about finding employment with
a mid-size firm in Miami.
Photo 3: Alumna Yolanda Jackson, center, encouraged
minority students to apply with South Florida law



support "Hope
Scholarship Profile: Peace, Human Rights andNational Security: for the
Jonathan Cohen Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa," appears in the Holidays"
current issue of Social Justice, Anthropology, By Christine William
By Christine Williams Peace and Human Rights. He also moderated a
Assistant Professor Jonathan panel on "Ethical Issues in Field Law school employees
R. Cohen has been at the fore- Research among the Yanomami" collected almost $600 in a
front of exploring the potential of sponsored by the president of the matter of days for the
"apology" in legal disputes, both American Anthropological 2000 "Hope for the
within academia and beyond. Association in response to the con- Holidays" drive sponsored
His article, "Advising Clients troversial book Darkness in El by the Volunteer Center of
to Apologize," 72 Southern Cohen Dorado by Patrick Tiemey. Magnarella Alachua County. At the
California Law Review 1009-1069 (1999), Professor Kenneth Nunn received request of law school
the AALS Ferguson Award at the employees, Dean Jon
received a 1999 CPR Award for Excellence in organization's meeting in San a employees Dean on
Dispute Resolution, and initiated national discus- Francisco. He was quoted in The wit t proviet employees
sion on this subject. Christian Science Monitor Dec. 5 participate in spirit of
Citing Professor Cohen's research, California about diversity issues, and in The Nunn the holiday season by col-
passed an "Apology Bill" last summer excluding Washington Post Dec. 12 about
apologetic expressions of sympathy from admissi- racial diversity and national voting. lecting donations to help
bility as evidence. Several other states, including IDR Assistant Director Alison needy families.
Florida, now are considering similar measures. Gerencser participated on a panel Through the 18-year-
Cohen is widely quoted in the general and legal on the "ABCs of Family Law old "Hope for the
press for his views, and has authored such articles Mediation" at an ABA meeting, The Holidays" program, vol-
pss giza i New Wave of Dispute Resolution: Gerencser unteers can donate funds
as: "Apology and Organizations: Exploring an
Example from Medical Practice," 27 Fordham (Continued page 8) as the law school did, or
Urban Law Journal 1447-1482 (2000); adopt specific families,
"Apologizing for Errors: Ethical Corporate after an approval process.
Conduct Can Also Be Good for Business," Dispute According to Doris
Resolution Magazine (Summer 2000), Perron, administrative
"Encouraging Apology Improves Lawyering and assistant in the Dean's
Dispute Resolution," Alternatives to the High Office, employees hope to
Costs ofLitigation (October 2000). adopt a family through
Since arriving at UF, Cohen also has written the Center for the 2001
articles on legal semiotics, negotiation ethics and holidays.
human cloning. Most of his teaching focuses on "The Center assisted
negotiation and dispute resolution, and this spring 370 families this season
he is offering a new seminar on "Reconciliation." thanks to the generosity
Before coming to the law school, Cohen of area individuals and
clerked for Justice Benjamin Kaplan of the groups -k such as law
Massachusetts Appeals Court, worked in privatee named Employee of school employe
law practice, and studied and taught negotiation the Year at holiday party John Thompson, execu-
and dispute resolution as a Hewlett Fellow and Yolanda Mickle (center, with Dean Jon tive director.
Lectrer on Law at Harvard Law School's Mills, left, and Associate Dean Michael Seigel) The Center was found-
was named Levin College of Law 2000 ed in 1971. It has been
Program on Negotiation. He received his A.B., Employee of the Year at the law school's annual affiliated with United Way
J.D., and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard. Holiday Party Dec. 16. Mickle was chosen by a for 30 years, and works
vote open to all employees of the college. with over 250 other non-
Faculty in the spotlight "Please join me in congratulating Yolanda,
Professor Paul Magnarella has won the who -among many other things always pro- profit organizations. The
Association of Third World Studies' 2000 annual vides a warm, friendly, and helpful welcome to Center also sponsors
book award for his book Justice in Africa: all who call and visit the law school's Dean's "Paint Your Heart Out," a
Rwanda's Genocide, Its National Courts and the Office," said Seigel. volunteer drive to restore
UN Criminal Tribunal. His article, "Promoting homes in Gainesville and
Alachua County.



(Continued from page 1) Honor Court positions
02 are available in 230 Bruton-Geer. The application Student Honor Court has the following positions
deadline is Friday (Jan. 19) at noon. For informa- open for Spring 2001 semester:
International tion: CGR Director of Social Policy Elizabeth Attorney General Staff and Defense Staff.
rt seminMcCulloc 392.2237, 234C Buton-Geer Hall, These positions provide students with the oppor-
Judge Judith M. tunity to try academic dishonesty cases in a truth
Barzilay of the U.S. Informational meeting for seeking, rather than adversarial, setting. Must be
Court of Intemational a law student and have at least a 2.0 GPA.
rae wl be among summer law program Board of Master. Three open positions.
Trade will be among A S Abo rra i France
anelists for a Jan 18 A Summer Abroad Program in France Provides the opportunity to overhear cases
pseminaisr a ons d by Informational Meeting will be held Thursday (Jan. arising from complaints by any member ofthe
seminar co-sponsored by 18), 12:40 p.m., 190A Holland Hall. Brochures and st nt o s bnt an a a
The Florida Bar student body. Must be a law student and have at
applications will be available at the meeting.
Intemational Law least a 2.0 GPA.
Intea l Lw For information, contact Noemar Castro,
Section, Levin College of 392.0421, castro@law.ufl.edu.
Law, and the Customs Appellate Advocacy students
and Intemational Trade Exam discussions for Poverty Students in Professor Joseph Jackson's Fall
Bar Association 2000 Appellate Advocacy class are alerted that their
(CITBA). Law and Policy students initial and final briefs are available in his office, and
The session will be at Poverty Law and Policy students can discuss their grades are posted on his office door. Students who
the Hyatt Regency exams during the week of January 29 with CGR received an "I" should see him this week (preferably
Miami, 2 5:30 p.m., Director of Social Policy Elizabeth McCulloch. on Tuesday or Wednesday). Altematively, e-mail him
and will provide an Sign up on the sheet on her door. This is the only atjjackson@law.ufl.edu to schedule an appointment.
overview of the interna- time she will be available to discuss exams. For
tional trade court and its information: McCulloch, 392.2237, 234C Bruton-
operations and activities. Geer Hall, McCulloc@law.ufl.edu.
According to Director
of the College of Law Information Get it, share it
Intemational Trade
Program and Panelist W elcome back, or to, the law school. Our first piece of advice
Stephen Powell, regis- during this busy time is to use this newsletter, the College Web site,
tration is available bulletin boards and student message folders to keep abreast of infor-
through the Center for mation and activities...and to share your news with others. Following
Governmental are the most common ways to acquire and disseminate information:
Responsibility, 392.2237, This newsletter, FlaLaw, is the law school's official outlet for information and announcements. It is printed
or by contacting The each Monday while school is in session, and issues also are posted on the College home page,
Florida Bar, www.law.ufl.edu. (See page eight for submission information.)
850.561.5633. Cost is The law school funds a student newsletter for articles and editorials, The Docket. Contact the John Marshall
$40 for members of the Bar Association, 392.0498, for information.
Intemational Law A Faculty & StaffNewsletter published periodically spotlights scholarship, publications, awards and other
Section, $55 for non- activities. Faculty and staff are solicited on a regular basis for this information.
section members, and Julie Barnes (392.9238, bames@law.ufl.edu) in the Dean's Office posts events to the law school's Web page
Calendar of Events and "pop-up" computer calender. To have your events, conferences or group activities
$20 for full-time law col-
posted, send her the activity's name, date and time, address/room, any additional information, and where you
lege aculty and students. want it posted the law school Calendar of Events, pop-up or both.
Our searchable Web site, www.law.ul.edu, is updated frequently with information and links to items related to
the law school and law study including events and news, student services, books for sale, rooms to rent,
departments and centers, organizations, faculty information and legal resources.
Our e-mail newsletter, UFLAW E-News, is sent to students, faculty, staff, alumni and others who subscribe.
(Directions for subscribing are on the College Web site.)
Don't forget to check the electronic sign board at the entrance to the Legal Information Center (Library), and
events bulletin board on the Holland Hall Concourse. To post a notice on the electronic board, contact
Student Affairs. To post one on the bulletin board, submit it to JMBA a week or two before the event.
UF Lawyer magazine is published each fall and spring, and your Student Handbook and Prospectus provide
a wealth of information on the law school.




Legal Information Center will keep you abreast of news at the Legal
welcomes students, will offer Information Center, and what's happening in the New carpet on
database review world of legal research. Each week, he will highlight second floor
one of the databases at the law school and suggest New carpet has been
The staff of the Legal Information Center
Te a e l n, n other Internet resources and research strategies. installed in the open-air
extends a warm welcome to all new students, and a
welcome to al e Best wishes for a productive spring term and, areas on the second floor
"welcome home" to all of our returning friends. We
again, welcome." of Holland Hall.
are here to assist as you conduct research and we
Rick Donnelly, Legal Information We ask for everyone's
offer a full range of services at our Reference Desk, RCck Donnter A ciate Direor assistae askfor everyones
main Circulation Desk in Holland Hall, and Media C ssociate Director as cehis
Services Desk on the second floor of Bruton-Geer beautiful new flooring
looking its best. Please do
Hall. Our collections offer books, old exams, popu- lok t et e
lar films, electronic databases, and readings on not smoke over the car-
Reserve. We are ready to help if you need assistance, peted area, and be cau-
and we invite you to stop by the Reference Desk in tious with drinks or other
the first floor reading room of Holland Hall with spillable items.
questions about our services and research materials.
This semester, Legal Information Center
Reference Librarian Christopher Vallandingham

Summer Law Study Abroad
Summer Law Study Abroad Programs can be The greatest benefit is often meeting and learn- 'Than ks to
your passport to the world. Last summer, close to ing from citizens of the host country. Cultural FJ IL & JLPP'
100 UF law students participated. Many traveled to experiences that come from daily interactions and
European locations, others traveled to Costa Rica, living in a new environment make Summer Abroad n behalf of te
Korea and South Africa. Programs a complete package. Studying and living Florida Law Review, EIC
According to some participants, the benefits of overseas is definitely a life-altering experience, one John Gregory sends te
studying overseas, and the worth of spending a that can challenge your fundamental assumptions following, "To the memn
summer traveling and studying, include the oppor- about the world and its people. ers an saf of FL
tunity to obtain more credit hours in a shorter peri- There are approximately 150 different ABA JLPP, we deeply appreci-
od of time, taking classes with distinguished facul- approved Summer Abroad Programs available to ae your kindly lending
ty, or living in a different country for the summer. any law student currently in good standing who has us your facilities while
Many programs only last five weeks, which completed a full year at law school. Locations our office was being ren-
allows participants both to work part of the summer include almost any continent around the globe and ovated. We know it must
and study overseas for the rest. Also, many pro- the focus of study is as varied and diverse as the have been a great incon-
grams offer three or more classes. This provides participants themselves. The Levin College of Law vemence to accommo-
advantages because of the variety of the subject offers its students three exciting locations: Costa date anotherjournal in
matter and diversity of courses available. You can Rica, France and South Africa. For information, your office. Please accept
take courses not usually available at your home contact: Noemar Castro, 392.0421, out heartfelt thanks.
institution. Also, you have the benefit of taking castro@law.ufl.edu.
courses taught by distinguished guest speakers and


Left: Students in Costa Rica experience first-hand
the region's impressive natural resources. Above: The
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, South
Africa, showcases the natural beauty of the area.



For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
Toastmasters, 5-6 p.m., 190B HOL
January 26 Eighth Annual Pro Bono Symposium
17 Class rolls fixed; fee liability attaches 11:30 a.m., Bailey Courtroom. Reception
for students follows.
19 Faculty workshop. Associate Dean Faculty workshop. Professor Juan Perea
Michael Seigel on "Countering the on "Democracy and Race: Tocqueville's
Revenge of McDade: Bringing Order to Missing Legacy," 11:30 a.m., Faculty
the Regulation of Federal Prosecutors' Lounge
Ethics," 11:30 a.m., Faculty Lounge 29 Toastmasters, 5-6 p.m., 190B HOL
Monday classes meet; Friday classes 31 Health Hut, 10:30-2:30 p.m., Concourse
Fees due, 1:30 p.m. at law school; 3:30
p.m. at University Financial Services February
22 JLPP General Board Meeting, 5:20 2 Deadline to withdraw with 25% refund of
p.m., 190A HOL course fees

(Continuedfrom page 5) Professor Sharon Rush was inter-
Serving Justice, Business and the Community viewed on national radio stations
FlaLaw is published Dec. 1. about her book, LovingAcross the
each week school isin Visiting Assistant Professor Gregg Color Line, in San Francisco (KPFA-
session to inform and Polsky's report, "Taxing Contingent FM) Dec. 2; and Cincinnati
unite the law school Attomeys' Fees: Many Courts Are T (WAKW) Dec. 18. She was inter- Rush
communit Getting It Wrong," was published in viewed about the national election
commu -tY. the Nov. 13 issue of Tax Notes. Dec. 3 by a radio station in Los
Deadline: 10 a.m. Professor Nancy Dowd was appoint- Polsky Angeles (KFTC-FM), and The Atlanta
Tuesday for the next ed a Chesterfield Smith Professor of Journal-Constitution Dec. 14.
week's newsletter. Law, and the story ran in The Professor Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
E-mail news to Independent Florida Alligator and was quoted in the International Adkins
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, other media. Herald Tribune Dec. 18 about
or bring a disk Conservation Clinic Staff Attomeys defamation in cyberspace. She was
(PC format, text in Richard Hamann and Tom Dowd quoted in The Cincinnati Enquirer
WordPerfect or Word), Ankersen were in The Gainesville Dec. 24 on the same topic.
Sun Dec. 3 as key participants in the Assistant Dean Rahim Reed, McCulloch
including authos Sea Grant research program. Professors Fletcher Baldwin and
name and contact Andrew Adkins, director of the Pedro Malavet and Director of
information), to Legal Technology Institute, was fea- Cultural Affairs for Gainesville
Communications, 288 tured in The Gator Times about the Hamann Carol Velasques were quoted in an
Holland Hall. (Submit institute Dec. 3. A survey conducted article in The Gator Times.
news for The Docket, by the LTI was cited in The Florida Professor Robert Moffat was inter-
the student newsletter, Bar News Dec. 15. viewed by Classic 89 News, WRUF Lidsky
to the John Marshall Director of Social Policy Elizabeth and WSKY as a result of his comn
Bar Association.) McCulloch was interviewed on ments on civility, which are posted
E : D a A AM850 about the role of the A on the College of Law Web site.
Associate Director Community oalition Against Kathy Urbach was named Associate
Associate Director of Poverty. Dean for Career
Communications. overt. Dean for Career
Stan Huguenin, Director New York-based consultant John Sands was fea- Services, and featured in Reed
of Communications. tured in The Independent Florida Alligator Dec. 5 The Gainesville Sun and
Susie Grace, Program about his work with the law school. Independent Florida
Assistant. Attendants of the Richard E. Nelson Symposium Alligator.
Christine Williams, were pictured in The Florida Bar News Dec. 15. Urbach
Student Assistant.